Peter Carey is the author of fourteen novels (including one for children), two volumes of short stories, and two books on travel.

Amongst his many awards, Carey has won the Booker Prize twice (for Oscar and Lucinda and True History of the Kelly Gang), the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize twice (for Jack Maggs and True History of the Kelly Gang), and the Miles Franklin Literary Award three times (for Bliss, Oscar and Lucinda and Jack Maggs). He is an Officer of the Order of Australia and a Fellow of both the Royal Society of Literature and the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He was born in Victoria and lives in New York.

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